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 Ed Pickford © prs

Oh raise your glass and toast- the North Sea Durham coast

For it’s the place that means the most to me

And there’s a little jewel - just north of Hartlepool

It’s lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea

At night the car-park’s full - of night-hawks on the pull

But there’s lull when daylight comes around

It’s where the jet-set play - on Durham’s Coastal Way

It’s lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea


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It may not have the glitz - of tea-time at The Ritz

But Crimdon fits the bill for you and me

For who needs Saint-Tropez - when you can spend the day

On lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea

And you can do things there - when love is in the air

That you will never dare to do at home

On lovely Crimdon beach - man - every plum’s a peach

And you can even buy a garden gnome


The Crimdon Little Tern - have lots of love to burn

And they return to Crimdon for a spree

One year they went to Hull - but found that rather dull

Compared to lovely Crimdon by the sea

The moon & stars are bright - the love-boat sails each night

So wrong it must be right so get on board

And TriAdvisor sez - that you can wear a fez

On lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea


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So raise your glass again - to where a poet’s pen

Would yen to catch the spirit and esprit

And you’ll find more romance - than Blackpool or Penzance

On lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea

And when the years have flown - and Darby with his Joan

Both groan in places lager doesn’t reach

They’ll still recall the thrill - of dancing dressed to kill

On lovely Crimdon beach down by the sea




Crimdon by the Sea